Best Five Windows 8 "Start Menu" Secret Tips And Tricks

Just after the release of windows 8 people were very dissatisfied with its new look and different ways to navigate but the change was accepted positively afterwards. Still some people did not feel comfortable with the new start menu, though they have improved it in the new Windows 8.1

So here I am presenting you 5 tips and tricks which will make you comfortable with the new start menu in Windows 8.

1. Open from the lock screen

Windows 8 opens on its lock screen, which looks pretty but unfortunately displays no clues about what to do next.
It's all very straightforward, though. Just tap the space bar, spin the mouse wheel or swipe upwards on a touch screen to reveal a regular login screen with the user name you created during installation. Enter your password to begin.

2. Handle Basic Navigation

Windows 8's interface is all colourful tiles and touch-friendly apps. And if you're using a tablet then it'll all be very straightforward: just swipe left or right to scroll the screen, and tap any tile of interest.
On a regular desktop, though, you might alternatively spin the mouse wheel to scroll backwards and forwards.
And you can also use the keyboard. Press the Home or End keys to jump from one end of your Start screen to the other, for instance, then use the cursor keys to select a particular tile, tapping Enter to select it. Press the Windows key to return to the Start screen; right-click (or swipe down on) apps you don't need and select Unpin to remove them; and drag and drop the other tiles around to organise them as you like.

3. Group apps

The Start screen apps are initially displayed in a fairly random order, but if you'd prefer a more organised life then it's easy to sort them into custom groups.
You might drag People, Mail, Messaging and Calendar over to the left-hand side, for instance, to form a separate 'People' group. Click the 'minus' icon in the bottom right corner of the screen to zoom out and you'll now find you can drag and drop the new group (or any of the others) around as a block. Right-click within the block (while still zoomed out) and you'll also be able to give the group a name, which - if you go on to add another 20 or 30 apps to your Start screen - will make it much easier to find the tools you need.
Windows 8 tips, tricks and secretsWindows 8.1 now provides a special Customise mode with much the same functionality. Right-click an empty part of the Start screen, or swipe up, tap Customise, then drag and drop tiles or rename app groups to whatever you need.

4. Use the quick access menu

Right-click in the bottom-left corner (or hold down the Windows key and press X) for a text-based menu that provides easy access to lots of useful applets and features: Device Manager, Control Panel, Explorer, the Search dialog and more. Download the Win+X Menu Editor and you'll be able to further customise the list with programs of your own.
Windows 8 tips, tricks and secrets

5. Find your applications

The Win+X menu is useful, but no substitute for the old Start menu as it doesn't provide access to your applications. Press Ctrl+Tab, click the arrow button at the bottom left of the Start Screen, or swipe up from the bottom of the screen and a list of your installed programs will appear. If you can't see what you need immediately, start typing an application name to search for it. Or, in Windows 8.1, click the arrow to the right of "Apps" to sort your programs by date installed, most used, category or name.
Windows 8 tips, tricks and secrets

Hope this will help in make windows 8 start menu more friendly.

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Secret Codes Of HTC Desire Series All Models, Hidden Code Of HTC Desire Phones

Secret Codes helps you to access some internal functions of mobile which are intended for developers and troubleshooting purposes. They are the combination of numeric and Special Characters like * and #.
These codes can give you access to the whole new world of hidden menu, diagnostics test and much more.

So, here i am going to show you how to access the internal function of HTC Desire Touch screen android phones for testing the various hardware parts of your phone if it is working properly or not with the help of this secret code you can test LCD, vibration, camera, sensor (accelerometer, sensor, proximity sensor, magnetic sensor), touch screen, speaker, earphone, sub key, etc... if you have any hardware problem with your phone you can identify with this code if it is working or not to do this follow the steps below.

Step 1 : First of all open your keypad (where you dial the phone numbers)

Step 2 : Then dial the secret code *#*#3424#*#*
              This will open up a HTC Function Test Program as shown in figure ( you need to click accept to  proceed)

Then select the test you need to perform and press the Run key.

One more code that you can try on you HTC mobile phone is *#*#4636#*#*
By dialing this code on the mobile you can get information on phone, battery, wifi and some usage statistics like shown in the image below

There are plenty more of these to be found on the internet, these are just some of the best ones.

Micromax Canvas 3D A115 Secret Codes, Canvas 3-D Hidden Features

Micromax Canvas 3D has 5 MP camera with dual SIM support and running on Android 4.1.

Download Best Games For Canvas 3D

Secret codes help us to get some secret information and tips for our mobile.Here i am going to show you how to access the internal function of Micromax Canvas 3D for testing the various hardware parts of your phone if it is working properly. You can check software version of your mobile and EMEI number, change language on your device and restore your android device to factory settings.


  • *#110*01#             : To get into engineering mode
  • *#369#                   : To change LCD screen contrast
  • *#987#                   : To enter factory mode
  • *#900#                   : To check software version
  • *#987*99#             : To restore mobile to factory settings
  • *#06#                     : To Check IMEI number of mobile

    To change screen language of your Mobile

    **#0000# + [Dial Button] : use  Set Default Language
    **#0007# + [Dial Button] : use Set Language to Russian
    **#0033# + [Dial Button] : use Set Language to French
    **#0034# + [Dial Button] : use Set Language to Spanish
    **#0039# + [Dial Button] : use Set Language to Italian
    **#0044# + [Dial Button] : use Set Language to English
    **#0049# + [Dial Button] : use  Set Language to German
    **#0066# + [Dial Button]  : use  Set Language to Thai
    **#0084# + [Dial Button]  : use Set Language to Vietnamese
    **#0966# + [Dial Button]  : use Set Language to Arabic

    IMPORTANT : Use at your own risk